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    ... and my plan is to make footprints of my furkids paws Does anybody have any tips on how to make this a success? Joey's feet are so "puffy" and she has lots of hair growing between her "puff pads" Will it still work? Must the paws be wet maybe? I don't know... I have never made prints in clay, not even when I was a kid.

    The clay I got is a natural clay that will dry by itself when it comes in contact with air. It's fairly soft and I was thinking of putting a layer of it on baking paper in a mold so the edges stay in shape. I've found how to make human hand prints but maybe someone here has made this before with their bulldogs and can give me some "do's" and "dont's" as I'm sure there is a difference.

    I happily take other craft ideas for furkids if anybody has something fun that's kinda easy and not to expensive to make
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    You might have to play with it a little bit. The mortuary where we had Trixie cremated made us a footprint from one of her very large paws. Unfortunately, it cracked into several prices after it dried. At least you can make several to see how they dry and finish! I would love to have one of my beautiful girl's prints.




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    I'm not sure what type of clay that they use for handprints, I know here in the states you can buy handprint kits... I would assume you could use them for dogs!!!

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    Aww @ChrisRN I'm sorry it broke and I'm sorry for your loss

    I'm thinking maybe I must put it in some kind of permanent frame so it stays a bit protected...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    I'm not sure what type of clay that they use for handprints, I know here in the states you can buy handprint kits... I would assume you could use them for dogs!!!
    Ja we had those handprint kits in Sweden, that's where I got the idea from, I haven't seen them here though Figured I'll try to make my own version somehow
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    Thanks, Petra. It cracked as it was drying, so I don't think they got the right consistency.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Petra View Post
    Ja we had those handprint kits in Sweden, that's where I got the idea from, I haven't seen them here though Figured I'll try to make my own version somehow
    Could you purchase them off Amazon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    Could you purchase them off Amazon?
    Mm, I don't know... maybe I could... My hubby is going to America for work, leaving today... maybe if this doesn't work I can get him to buy me a few He will LOVE that assignment
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisRN View Post
    Thanks, Petra. It cracked as it was drying, so I don't think they got the right consistency.
    I read some clays needs lots of water not to crack... or was it the opposite, lol, have to go back and read again
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petra View Post
    Mm, I don't know... maybe I could... My hubby is going to America for work, leaving today... maybe if this doesn't work I can get him to buy me a few He will LOVE that assignment
    Oh that's a great idea!!! I would tell him to hit the craft stores or Walmart...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    Oh that's a great idea!!! I would tell him to hit the craft stores or Walmart...
    Lol, I wish I could see his reaction when I ask him to go to Walmart I wouldn't know were to look for it so thanks for the advice
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petra View Post
    Lol, I wish I could see his reaction when I ask him to go to Walmart I wouldn't know were to look for it so thanks for the advice
    It depends on where in the states he's going... down in the south we have Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Joanne's to name a few.

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